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Fixed Issues and Features Added for D2L LE v10

Fixed Issues and Features Added for 10

Features Added for 10

Tool Issue Feature Description
Attendance Registers 52612 Attendance Registers and Schemes are now able to be copied with Copy Course Components and Copy Course Batch. To copy these items with Copy Course Batch, ensure that the XML configuration file includes the line <copyattendanceregisters>true</copyattendanceregisters>
Competencies 81037 Shared competencies and learning objectives are properly and consistently indicated with an icon when viewed from a course.
Course Import/Export 80666 Improvements were made to the importing of Fill in the Blanks, Short Answer, and Calculated questions from WebCT.
Discussions 48320 When creating and editing discussion topics, users can now select an option that requires students to post a message to the topic before being allowed to read and reply to other messages in the topic.
Dropbox 82940 If set, a dropbox folder's Out Of score is used to configure the Out Of score for the associated assignment in Turnitin when using GradeMark.
Dropbox 82944 Instructors can see, refresh, and use the score from GradeMark via the Leave Feedback page.
Dropbox 82947 A link for viewing and editing Turnitin Assignment options is exposed on the Edit Folder page for folders that are set to use Originality Checking.
Dropbox 82949 When creating or editing a dropbox folder that is enabled for originality checking and online markup, an instructor can specify the date and time that students should be able to access marked up submissions.
Dropbox 82950 When leaving feedback for a dropbox submission, the originality score is updated to reflect the latest originality score that exists in Turnitin.
Dropbox 82960 Originality checking options are now editable after initial folder creation.
Dropbox 82961 The use of originality checking and the folder's originality checking options are maintained when copying a dropbox folder with Copy Course Components and Copy Course Batch, and the assignments are immediately created in Turnitin.
Dropbox 82962 Grammar checking is now available as an option when configuring originality checking and online markup settings for a dropbox folder, provided the institution has a license for eRater from Turnitin and the configuration variable d2l.3rdParty.Turnitin.HasERater is enabled for the course.
Dropbox 86963 Default language terms previously using the phrase "plagiarism detection" have been updated to use the phrase "originality checking".
Email 79988 In Send Only email configurations, mail sent from Learning Environment is now stored and accessible for review from a new Sent Mail folder in the Email tool.
External Learning Tools 84453 The Launch Point URL field used when configuring External Learning Tool Providers now supports up to 200 characters. This issue was fixed in Learning Suite 9.4.1 Service Pack 3 and Learning Suite 9.4.0 Service Pack 6.
Grades 68151 Users can now subscribe to receive notifications when a grade item is released or edited.
Grades 82422 When importing grades from a CSV file, if a grade item value is unchanged, the last modified date is not updated.
Pager 4911 Senders and receivers of pager messages can now independently delete messages in their pager.
Pager 71168 Pager messages are tracked independently between the sender and receiver, and users can delete pager messages from their view.
Pager 82153 Sorting and filtering options for friends and messages have been added to Pager.
Pager 82154 The ability to search for friends has been added, and respects the user's permissions of which roles they can search for. Additionally, a new permission "Add friends by Username" was added that allows users to add friends by directly entering a user's username.
Rubrics 79932 The Rubrics tool now displays ePortfolio rubric statistics including average and score for items. Users viewing rubric statistics will only have permission to see statistics on items shared with them.

Fixed Issues for 10

Tool Issue Resolution
Attendance Registers 84919 The green + icon beside Add Sessions now is included as part of the link and is clickable to add sessions.
Calendar 79743 The Restore action for impersonation is included in the new minibar and can now be accessed from all pages and tools, including Calendar.
Calendar 80429 Links to inactive quizzes and surveys no longer display in Calendar event details. This issue was fixed in Learning Suite 9.4.1 Service Pack 1.
Calendar 80768 An error is no longer displayed and users can successfully access Calendar in a course that has a start date in the Future but where the Start Date restriction is not being enforced through the DOME configuration variable d2l.Security.HasOrgUnitDateRestrictions = FALSE. They should not get this error as they should have full access to the course.
Calendar 80909 When printing multiple calendar events, users now have an option to print each event on a separate page if desired.
Calendar 81075 Database and application changes were made to improve the performance of Calendar.
Calendar 81262 Updates were made to ensure that checklist items with associated dates and calendar visibility are properly associated to the destination course when the checklist is copied using Copy Course Components or Copy Course Batch.
Calendar 81911 A database index was added to improve the performance of the Events/Calendar widget when displaying events from groups, sections, and courses for cascading users in large organizations. This issue was fixed in Learning Suite 9.4.1 Service Pack 1.
Calendar 82861 The calendar selector has moved from the left of the Calendar pages to the top-right, and long course names are displayed with ellipses as required.
Calendar 83258 Calendar events are now properly copied with Copy Course Batch.
Calendar 83420 Application changes were made to improve the performance of Calendar.
Calendar 83489 The performance of the "Add Calendars" dialog in the Calendar tool is now improved. This issue was fixed in Learning Suite 9.4.1 Service Pack 1 and Learning Suite 9.4.0 Service Pack 4.
Calendar 83545 Users enrolled at the org level with a non-cascading role, but that have a cascading role in a lower org unit, now only have calendars for their explicit enrollments added to calendar. These users, as is the case with users who have cascading roles at the org, can add calendars to their list of calendars to show.
Calendar 83584 Database changes were made to improve the performance of the Events/Calendar widget.
Calendar 83597 Database query optimizations were made to improve the performance of the Events/Calendar widget when displaying events from groups, sections, and courses for cascading users in large organizations. This issue was fixed in Learning Suite 9.4.1 Service Pack 1.
Calendar 83737 Application improvements were made to improve the performance of Calendar. This issue was fixed in Learning Suite 9.4.1 Service Pack 2 and Learning Suite 9.4.0 Service Pack 5.
Calendar 84666 When viewing Calendar from Desire2Learn Mobile Web, events for the current org unit plus any explicit enrollments are properly displayed.
Calendar 84668 Users have a "Load More" button when viewing Calendar events in the selected day view from Desire2Learn Mobile Web.
Calendar 84884 Disabling Calendar for a course properly hides and handles previously enabled options for "Display in Calendar" when editing date restrictions and special access for items.
Calendar 84922 Users without special access to an item, but where classmates do have special access, no longer see multiple dates for an item in the Events/Calendar widget.
Calendar 85016 When editing date restrictions and settings on items, only users with the permission "Manage Org Unit Events" are able to see and select the check box for adding the date to the Calendar.
Calendar 85167 Application improvements were made to improve the performance of Calendar. This issue was fixed in Learning Suite 9.4.1 Service Pack 3.
Calendar 85552 Discussion forums and topics configured to display in Calendar can now be copied with Copy Course Components without rendering the Calendar item uneditable. This issue was fixed in Learning Suite 9.4.1 Service Pack 3 and Learning Suite 9.4.0 Service Pack 6.
Chat 80211 The Chat tool is now accessible with default French language terms.
Checklist 85130 Users can now successfully add release conditions based on completed checklist items when there are empty checklist categories.
Classlist 78590 When creating a new user via Classlist, manually setting a password for the user will make sure the password meets the restrictions that are specified in d2l.Auth.Password.ValidationRegex that is used in other password entry locations.
Classlist 83624 Users selecting to print or email a batch of users are now able to select the users to act upon from a separate page, which also greatly improves the performance of the main Classlist page.
Classlist 84195 Application and database updates were made to improve the performance of the main Classlist page.
Competencies 79972 When a student clicks on a Learning Objective link from the 'View Competency results' page, the Learning Objective Details dialog now shows details of associated assessments in addition to rubric details.
Competencies 79979 When viewing shared competencies and learning objectives from the org, users with permission can easily access child competencies and learning objectives in different org units for editing, updating structure, and viewing statistics.
Competencies 80035 Adding a learning objective to a shared competency in a draft state now properly identifies the parent competencies when viewing the learning objective's structure.
Competencies 80055 Shared competencies and learning objectives that were achieved by a user based on activity in a course now properly and consistently identify the course where the achievement was made.
Competencies 80207 Even though users can see learning objectives and competencies of a course when viewing the structure of a shared competency, users in another course are properly restricted from adding new items underneath those course-specific objectives and competencies.
Competencies 80789 Competencies and learning objectives created in a course as children of a shared competency or learning objective remain visible and accessible as orphans if the shared item becomes unshared.
Competencies 81387 Searching for learning objectives from Course Builder no longer generates an error. This issue was fixed in Learning Suite 9.4.1 Service Pack 1.
Competencies 84351 Updates were made to course copying logic to maintain the relationship between activities and shared learning objectives in cases where the learning objective was shared to the course in a manner other than directly to the source course, such as through sharing to all course offering descendents of a course template.
Competencies 87244 Improvements were made to the background handling of unsharing competencies when learning objectives exist in courses where the competency was previously shared.
Content 77746 Updates were made to how content topic visits are tracked to ensure that only a single visit is tracked if the content topic is accessed twice within a 5 second span.
Content 80794 Content now gracefully imports empty Blackboard topics. This issue was fixed in Learning Suite 9.4.1 Service Pack 1.
Content 82498 Performance and data transfer improvements were made to enable the printing and downloading of a large number of content topics.
Content 83948 Users now see a warning message if the Add Multiple Topics page is accessed for a course with more than 475 files.
Course Builder 85642 On the Course Builder canvas, existing files within modules are now properly overwritten by replacement files uploaded through the Upload Files action in the selected module's node panel. This issue was fixed in Learning Suite 9.4.1 Service Pack 4, Learning Suite 9.4.0 Service Pack 7, and Learning Suite 9.2.1 Service Pack 11.
Course Import/Export 20332 In some cases, weightings of true/false questions imported from Respondus were not being imported correctly. This has been resolved.
Course Import/Export 70051 Importing a course from Learning Repository configures imported topics as the correct type, where previously they were all identified as SCORM topics.
Course Import/Export 73530 Quizzes with question sections imported through Bulk Course Create properly identify these sections with the title of Subsection and not with language cache disabled messages.
Course Import/Export 74860 Blackboard content topics that are referred to in an import package with EmbeddedFile references are now properly imported.
Course Import/Export 80081 Links within content topics from Blackboard 9.1 packages now remain intact on import. This issue was fixed in Learning Suite 9.4.1 Service Pack 1.
Course Import/Export 86110 Grade item and dropbox categories are properly copied when using Copy Course Components with Google Chrome.
Course Import/Export 88979 Updates were made to support the import of files with colons in their names from Blackboard packages.
Course Management 55862 The Course Home is now copied to the new course when you reoffer a course.
Course Management 76954 Release conditions based on rubric achievement are now correctly copied and attached to items when courses are copied using Copy Course Components and Copy Course Batch.
Discussions 56123 The sort order of discussion posts is now properly maintained if there are many discussion posts within the same topic or thread during a very short period of time.
Discussions 67219 Errors are no longer generated when a user attempts to add an additional attachment to a message that previously had multiple files attached and deleted from the message. This issue was fixed in Learning Suite 9.4.1 Service Pack 4, Learning Suite 9.4.0 Service Pack 7, and Learning Suite 9.2.1 Service Pack 11.
Discussions 78927 The Assessments tab of the Assess Topic pages now uses the same translated language terms as the Users tab.
Discussions 81357 Database query optimizations were made to improve the performance of the Discussions tool. This issue was fixed in Learning Suite 9.4.1 Service Pack 1, Learning Suite 9.4.0 Service Pack 4, and Learning Suite 9.2.1 Service Pack 8.
Dropbox 75380 A new Draft/Publish workflow has been added when grading and leaving feedback for dropbox submissions, allowing instructors to iterate on feedback, and release it to students when appropriate.
Dropbox 77536 Updates made to correct improper sorting on the Folder Submissions page. This issue was fixed in Learning Suite 9.4.1 Service Pack 4, Learning Suite 9.4.0 Service Pack 7, and Learning Suite 9.2.1 Service Pack 11.
Dropbox 80414 The REST API properly returns only one rubric if the same rubric is attached to both the dropbox folder itself and an associated learning objective.
Dropbox 80717 Turnitin assignments now correctly generate when plagiarism detection is enabled for a dropbox folder that was copied from a previous course. This issue was fixed in Learning Suite 9.4.1 Service Pack 1, Learning Suite 9.4.0 Service Pack 4, and Learning Suite 9.2.1 Service Pack 8.
Dropbox 81458 The REST API now properly supports submitting files to dropbox folders configured to overwrite submissions. This issue was fixed in Learning Suite 9.4.1 Service Pack 1.
Dropbox 83260 Removing start or end dates from special access dropbox folders no longer causes system performance problems. This issue was fixed in Learning Suite 9.4.1 Service Pack 1.
Dropbox 84944 The Events Widget no longer shows special access dates to users who have not been granted Special Access.
Dropbox 85602 Application changes were made to introduce additional failover handling and processing. This ensures assignment creation and originality score checking requests are properly handled so that submissions are not stuck in progress. This issue was fixed in Learning Suite 9.4.1 Service Pack 4.
Dropbox 85905 Categories for group dropboxes are now correctly copied with Copy Course Components and Copy Course Batch.
Dropbox 86234 Dropbox score updates made through the Desire2Learn Valence API now correctly update the scores of associated grade items.
Email 74999 Instructors are now able to email students via Classlist even if the course has not started. The student's role permission for courses is checked, even if the student role doesn't have access to future courses. This issue was fixed in Learning Suite 9.2.1 Service Pack 12.
Email 81094 Filtering emails by group now properly includes messages from group members by properly detecting emails from addresses of the form <user@domain>, user@domain, and user@
Email 83550 Application changes were made to improve the performance of Address Book in courses with large numbers of users.
Email 83676 Updates were made to properly format the "From:" header on auto-forwarded messages to facilitate proper replying. This issue was fixed in Learning Suite 9.4.1 Service Pack 5, Learning Suite 9.4.0 Service Pack 8, and Learning Suite 9.2.1 Service Pack 12.
Email 88948 Improvements were made to how the email processing service loads its configuration information so as to not require a service restart if the configuration information was not properly loaded on initial startup.
Email 88976 Email subject lines are no longer repeated in the message body for the last recipients of an email message sent to greater than 250 recipients.
Grades 80201 A user's permission for CanManageGradeSchemes at the org level is now checked when trying to retrieve org level grade schemes through the Desire2Learn Valence REST API.
Grades 81124 Creating grade items automatically from a CSV import no longer generates an error when the grade item is created in a category that is configured to distribute points evenly across all grade items.
Grades 81208 For new installations, the Grades DOME config variables d2l.Tools.Grades.GradesList.ShowPointsGrade, d2l.Tools.Grades.GradesList.ShowWeightedGrade, d2l.Tools.Grades.GradesList.ShowGradeScheme, and d2l.Tools.Grades.GradesList.ShowGradeColours are enabled by default. The values for existing installations are not modified on upgrade.
Grades 81749 As long as a file with a .txt extension contains properly-formatted, comma-separated information, it can be imported from the Grades import page. Default language terms have been changed to identify .txt as a valid extension.
Grades 82663 Users no longer receive errors when they access the Grades tool from Desire2Learn Mobile Web or the REST API for a course with conditionally-released grade categories or items. This issue was fixed in Learning Suite 9.4.1 Service Pack 1.
Grades 83602 Uncategorized grade items are properly returned when trying to retrieve all grade values for a user/course through the Desire2Learn Valence REST API.
Grades 84899 Improvements were made to the layout of the Grades page used by students when viewing in Google Chrome.
Grades 85253 In courses that use the Points grading system, errors are no longer generated when creating bonus items in categories that distribute points across all items. This issue was fixed in Learning Suite 9.4.1 Service Pack 4, Learning Suite 9.4.0 Service Pack 7, and Learning Suite 9.2.1 Service Pack 11.
Homepages 82350 Copy Course Batch (CCB) now correctly copies homepages. This issue was fixed in Learning Suite 9.4.1 Service Pack 1.
HTML Editor 45490 The HTML Editor now corrects the invalid HTML tags before they are saved to disk, and prevents this error from occurring. Existing files with this problem are not corrected by this fix and will need to be fixed manually.
Instructional Design Wizard 85227 Database and application changes were made to improve the performance of Learning Activity Library.
Locations 83013 Users now see a Load More link when viewing a list of more than 20 locations. This issue was fixed in Learning Suite 9.4.1 Service Pack 2 and Learning Suite 9.4.0 Service Pack 5.
Locker 79706 The link to Locker in the My Settings widget opens Locker in the context of the org unit it was clicked from, which is consistent with the navbar behavior. Previously, the link in My Settings always opened Locker in the context of the organization.
Manage Dates 84129 Decimal places are now supported when offsetting dates from Manage Dates.
Manage Dates 84325 When editing Dropbox folder dates, errors are no longer generated after clicking Edit Dates from the drop-down menu of the selected item. This issue was fixed in Learning Suite 9.4.1 Service Pack 4.
Manage Dates 84512 Quizzes now indicate their proper active/inactive status when managing through Manage Dates.
News 36674 Accessibility of the News widget for screen reader users has been improved by using h2 header tags for the News widget title, and h3 header tags for news item titles.
News 81280 Users can now remove the end date of News items. Previously, users could uncheck the end date checkbox and save the item, but the change was not properly saved.
News 81358 A database index was added to improve the performance of the News tool. This issue was fixed in Learning Suite 9.4.1 Service Pack 1 and Learning Suite 9.4.0 Service Pack 4.
News 81893 Application changes were made to ensure that users can delete a news item immediately after it is created without generating an error.
News 83206 Database query improvements were made to improve the performance of News. This issue was fixed in Learning Suite 9.4.1 Service Pack 1 and Learning Suite 9.4.0 Service Pack 5.
News 83257 Homepages that contain the News widget are now properly copied with Copy Course Batch.
News 83827 Database query improvements were made to improve the performance of News. This issue was fixed in Learning Suite 9.4.1 Service Pack 2.
News 83959 If a link in a global news item contains the {OrgUnitID}, {OrgUnitName}, or {OrgUnitCode} replace strings, these replace strings now correctly render the org unit from which the news item is viewed. If you want a link within a global news item to explicitly reference the Org, use the {OrgId} replace string. This issue was fixed in Learning Suite 9.4.1 Service Pack 2 and Learning Suite 9.4.0 Service Pack 5.
News 84016 Application changes were made to improve the performance of News notifications.
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Pager 83422 Application changes were made to improve the performance of Pager.
Question Library 78926 True/False questions displayed in a drop-down list now use translated language terms instead of English values.
Question Library 79654 Arithmetic questions can now contain a formula that evaluates to a number large enough to be represented in scientific notation. This issue was fixed in Learning Suite 9.4.1 Service Pack 3, Learning Suite 9.4.0 Service Pack 6, and Learning Suite 9.2.1 Service Pack 10.
Quizzes 39679 The formatting and message text for significant figures questions that use squared functions have been improved.
Quizzes 56008 When trying to generate a CSV report file from a quiz where users that had attempted the quiz had a NULL orgdefinedid, the CSV report file is generated without error.
Quizzes 77104 For arithmetic questions where precision is enforced, user answers are properly displayed with the same precision they entered.
Quizzes 80312 A warning message is now displayed when a question is edited and saved if there is no way for users to receive points on the question.
Quizzes 80746 Special Access can now properly be navigated to even if the quiz title contains an equals sign.
Quizzes 80783 Summaries, headings, and button text have been added and updated to improve the accessibility of taking quizzes when using a screen reader.
Quizzes 83355 Database changes were made to improve the performance of copying quizzes.
Quizzes 84898 Arithmetic questions left blank by a user taking a quiz attempt are properly recorded as blank. This issue was fixed in Learning Suite 9.4.1 Service Pack 5, Learning Suite 9.4.0 Service Pack 8, and Learning Suite 9.2.1 Service Pack 12.
Quizzes 85218 When grading quizzes by question, answer options now appear in their proper order. This issue was fixed in Learning Suite 9.4.1 Service Pack 3, Learning Suite 9.4.0 Service Pack 6, and Learning Suite 9.2.1 Service Pack 10.
Quizzes 86066 The Insert Stuff option is longer available in the HTML Editor for quizzes that enforce the use of Respondus Lockdown Browser.
Release Conditions 78198 Release Conditions based on group enrollments are now properly shown and selectable when attempting to attach an existing release condition to an item.
Rubrics 64443 Rubrics are unlocked for deleting once they are unassociated with any previously associated assessments.
Rubrics 81169 When creating a dropbox, users can choose to create a grade item and to also associate a rubric to that new grade item. With this workflow, rubrics are now correctly associated to the new grade item.
Seating Chart 82627 When viewing a seating chart with over 20 associated events, the Load More button can now be used for accessing all events.
Seating Chart 83120 Course Builder, Accelerator, Manage Dates, Seating Chart, and Locations now appear and can be managed from the Manage Org Unit Tools page.
Seating Chart 84059 A 'Clear Participation Data' action has been added to the user's context menu and to the full session details page in Seating Chart that clears the scores and cold calls for the user.
User Progress 81454 Dropbox progress can now be correctly accessed when viewing User Progress for a user.
User Progress 83910 Database query improvements were made to improve the performance of User Progress. This issue was fixed in Learning Suite 9.4.1 Service Pack 3, Learning Suite 9.4.0 Service Pack 6, and Learning Suite 9.2.1 Service Pack 10.
User Progress 85776 User progress for an unenrolled user can now be accessed from Classlist even if the user doesn't have any current enrollments.

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